Poetry Read-Out at the Library 2009
We are inviting all students, faculty, staff, friends and members of our academic community to join us for the Annual Poetry Read-Out at the Robert R. Muntz Library. This is part of our events recognizing National Poetry Month. This is an opportunity to share your favorite pieces of poetry with others. You can bring your own book, your own poems, or you can borrow one of our poetry books. Please note that if you read original poetry, and you are student, you cannot read a poem that you are submitting to the poetry contest. The Read-Out will take place from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Wednesday April 22, 2009 in the library's reading area (second floor). To sign up for a 15 minute reader spot, please contact Angel Rivera, Outreach Librarian, at 903-566-7165 or via e-mail at arivera AT uttyler DOT edu (just replace with the appropriate symbols when e-mailing). In addition, April is also National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. In recognition of that very important cause, the library has partnered with the UT Tyler Wellness and Prevention Center to feature a special reading during the Read-Out. Members of the East Texas Crisis Center will be present to give a special reading of survivor poetry. This special reading will take place between 11:00am and 1:00pm during the Read-Out. Furthermore, members of the Wellness and Prevention Center and ETCC will be present with informational materials and to answer any questions from the audience. We look forward to having our community join us to celebrate the diversity and power of poetry.